Here's what's going on


Ginny Brewer, Norma Gardner, Marti Irey, Patty Johnson, Luci Martin, Margaret Miller, Evelyn Now, Lorna Saddler, and Ginny Wade. 

Transition Team

We are happy to inform you that the church's transition team is up and running! What is a "transition team" and what does this mean for each of us? A transition team is made up of individual church members who are tasked with helping to define who we are as a church and what our mission is moving forward. Before beginning the call process for a new pastor, this gives us the opportunity to take a step back and reassess what we do well and what we see as our vision for the future. This process will help us present our best selves to future pastoral candidates. This is where we need each and very one of you. WE are the church.  EVERY voice matters. 
Transition Team Members                                                      
  • Charlene Stephenson
  • Cheryl Heindel
  • Karen Leugers
  • James Hiles
  • Alicia Romer

easter egg scramble donations requested

We are having our Annual Easter Egg Scramble on Saturday, March 30th and we are requesting your help! We are asking for donations of candy that will fit in plastic eggs (Tootsie Rolls, Double Bubble, individually wrapped Sour Patch Kids, mini-Smarties/Sprees, Sweet Tarts, etc.) and we are also asking for NEW Dollar Tree items (bubbles, sidewalk chalk, stickers, jump ropes, etc.) to give away as prizes. We will be collecting items until March 20th, so we have time to fill the eggs. There will be a collection box down in the FLC and outside of the office. Monetary donations are also being accepted. Please mark envelopes with cash or write in the memo line of your check: Attn. Jenelle, Easter Egg Scramble.

We are looking for individuals or businesses that would be willing to donate a bike, riding toy, or monetary donation to offset the cost of bikes for the Easter Egg Scramble on March 30. For monetary donations, please write the check out to St. John Lutheran Church with “Bike Donation” in the memo line.

Cuba 2024

We are returning to Cuba June 5 thru June 11th. The cost of the trip is $1800. Registration and deposit of $1000 are due February 25th. Money can be turned into the office. Fill out a gray card or contact Jen Roidt (419-586-8004) or Ingrid Tebbe for more information.
The Easter Egg Trees have returned to the Narthex and FLC.  Donations received in the Easter Eggs during Lent this year will be designated in support of our Mission Trip to Cuba.  Please join us in supporting this cause!

Lent Services

Join us in the sanctuary at 7:30 pm after each WOW during Lent for a brief Lenten service.

First Communion Classes

The classes will be on Sunday, March 3 and Sunday, March 10 in the Fellowship Hall from 12:30-2:00 pm. Students must have one parent/guardian present at each class. Please go to to sign your child up.

Nursery update

The nursery is available to children with a parent or guardian on Sunday mornings during all 3 worship services. The 9:00 and 10:30 worship services can be streamed in the nursery so that parents or guardians may still watch (directions are on the wall how to operate Roku). As always, children are welcome to attend services.

Thursday Night Bible Study

Come join us at 6:30 pm in the library on Thursdays for a bible study on empathy.  All are invited to come. For more info, please contact Sue Buxton at 419-305-7008.

Youth Quarter auction

We are collecting donations for the youth auction. Do you have a new or homemade item or service to donate to support the mission trip? Baked goods, artwork, crafts, homemade jewelry, home services, unique experiences, and more are all accepted! Contact Ingrid if you are interested (419) 953-7003 or

The Youth Quarter Auction is on Sunday, March 17. Paddles are available after worship in the Narthex and the FLC, or in the church office during the week. Paddles are $7. Everyone can join the fun. Choose your lucky number today and help support the Youth Mission Trip!

The youth group is in need of pies and other desserts for the Youth Auction on March 17. If you are able to donate something, please drop it off in the FLC kitchen between Thursday, March 14 and Sunday, March 17.

W.o.w - Wednesday Evenings

Join us for a meal beginning at 5:30 pm, free-will-donations accepted!

Classes for all ages run from 6:30 - 7:30.

All are welcome to join each week - please check our social media feed for any cancellations or changes to W.O.W each week!

Are you a Thrivent Member?

Are you a Thrivent member? Thrivent is a financial organization with deep roots in the Lutheran Church.
Did you know?  If you are a Thrivent member with an annuity or life insurance policy, Thrivent gives you two opportunities each year to provide $250 in action team funding (and t-shirts!) to church or community events?

If you have never put your Thrivent Action Team money to work, we can help. Contact the church office, Thrivent, or your Thrivent representative.

We are looking for Thrivent members to “host” events for upcoming events.

portals of prayer

January-March 2024 Portals of Prayer are now available
in the Welcome Centers.


2024 Altar Flower Chart
The Flower Chart is up and ready for sign-up. You can find it outside the office. Please consider providing altar flowers in remembrance of a particular person or special date in your life. First-come, first-served - so if you have a particular date you would like, sign up early.

Pub theology

Pub Theology is the place to be! We meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7:00 pm at Brew Nation in Celina. 

purple door pacers

Purple Door Pacers meet and walk every Monday and Thursday morning at 10:00 am. We would love for you to come join us ! Our schedule can be found in the Tower or on the bulletin board outside of the office. All ages and all abilities are more than welcome to participate.